Latest GeForce NOW Upgrade Rolling Out With Ubisoft Connect Account Linking and Improved PC Gaming on Mac

Think different this GFN Thursday by giving your Mac the ultimate gaming upgrade; plus, six more titles streaming from the cloud.
by GeForce NOW Community

Get into the game quicker with the latest GeForce NOW update starting to roll out this GFN Thursday.

Learn more about our latest app update — featuring Ubisoft Connect account linking for faster game launches — now rolling out to members, and the six new games joining the GeForce NOW library.

The update also improves the streaming experience on Mac. So, this GFN Thursday also takes a look at how GeForce NOW transforms Macs into powerful PC gaming rigs.

Streamline Your Sign-In

The newest GeForce NOW app update is rolling out to members on PC and Mac, beginning this week. Version 2.0.36 includes a new feature that links NVIDIA and Ubisoft accounts to enable faster Ubisoft Connect game launches by automatically logging into a user’s account. Skip the sign-in process and stream your favorite Ubisoft games this week.

The update also includes a fix for streaming at the correct aspect ratio on the Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max, as well as improvements to the countdown timer when viewed on the in-game overlay.

PC Gaming on a Mac? Here’s How It Works

It used to be a difficult choice: do you want to be a Mac user or a PC gamer? With GeForce NOW, you can have your Mac and PC game, too.

GeForce NOW transforms nearly any Mac into a high-end gaming rig, thanks to the power of the cloud. NVIDIA data centers do the heavy lifting, rendering games at full quality and streaming them down to Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac and iOS. Get all the benefits of PC gaming, without leaving the Apple ecosystem.

For the full RTX 3080 experience, connect your Macbook or other laptop via Displayport to a gaming monitor. It’s a beautiful thing.

On GeForce NOW, you play the real PC versions of your games, without having to worry if something has been ported to Mac. Software compatibility for the new M1 Mac isn’t a problem either, since the native PC version of games streams straight from the cloud.

GeForce NOW also handles game saves for supported games, so members can play on their Macs, as well as any other supported device, without losing progress.

That means the next time your squad readies up in Apex Legends, you can join the fray from your iMac. Jealous of your friends building their ultimate Viking community in Valheim? With GeForce NOW, you can join them without leaving your Mac. Build your gaming library with weekly free games from the Epic Games Store, with offers like Dead By Daylight.

Plus, GeForce NOW RTX 3080 members can now play at native resolution on their M1 Macbook Air or Macbook Pro, at glorious 1600p. Stream with even longer sessions lengths — up to eight hours. And with RTX ON for both RTX 3080 and Priority members, experience games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Control with real-time ray tracing, without upgrading to a PC.

Playing PC games with GeForce NOW on a Mac is like having your cake and eating it, too.

Yes, Your Mac Can Run Crysis Now

Can it run Crysis Remastered? Yep. Get the game for free with a six-month Priority sign-up or GeForce NOW RTX 3080 order.

Ready for the ultimate battle on your Mac? For a limited time, get a copy of Crysis Remastered free with select GeForce NOW memberships. Purchase a six-month Priority membership, or the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership, and get a free redeemable code for Crysis Remastered on the Epic Games Store. Terms and conditions apply.

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GFN Thursday always means new games coming to the cloud. Six titles are being added to the GeForce NOW library this week, including two day-and-date releases:

We make every effort to launch games on GeForce NOW as close to their release as possible, but, in some instances, games may not be available immediately.

Also, we had hoped to add both Syberia: The World Before in December. However, these games have shifted their release dates to next year and will be coming to the cloud in the future.

Finally, in case you missed it – Fortnite flipped. Explore new locations, take on enemies with new weapons, and discover what’s new on the Island in Fortnite Chapter 3 – streaming now!

For the members who have experienced the magic of PC gaming on a Mac, we’ve got a question for you. Tell us on Twitter or down below in the comments.